Morcha bandh peaceful, torch rallies to come

http://www.telegraphindia.com Darjeeling, Kurseong, Kalimpong, Jan. 24: The entire Darjeeling hills shut down today because of the dawn-to-dusk strike called by the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha to demand the arrest of I.N. Pradhan, a GNLF leader from Kurseong. Pradhan, who is accused of firing at Morcha supporters in Ghayabari on Tuesday night, is still missing. Police had …

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Morcha sets fire to DGHC deal

http://www.telegraphindia.com Jan. 21: Supporters of the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha today burnt copies of the Darjeeling Gorkha Hill Council Accord of 1988 even as Bimal Gurung, the party president, warned against granting another extension to Subash Ghisingh as the DGHC administrator. Hundreds of people joined Gurung at Chowrastha in Darjeeling at precisely 11.19am. The Morcha chief …

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Army awards heroes- Binnaguri hosts ceremony

http://www.telegraphindia.com Siliguri, Jan. 18: Mira Kumari Rai of Kalimpong remembers her son Roshan with pride. Roshan, a rifleman with the Gorkha Rifles, was awarded the posthumous Sena Medal, a gallantry award, for killing a terrorist and saving a colleague before dying in a gun fight in the Kupwara district of Jammu and Kashmir on November …

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Welcoming Dr. Sonam Wangyal

It gives me great pleasure to report that we will be featuring articles and essays by Dr. Sonam B. Wangyal. Dr. Wangyal is the author of two books about the Darjeeling Hills: 'Sikkim and Darjeeling: Division and Deception' (2002, KMT Press, Bhutan) and 'Footprints in the Himalayas: People, Places and Practices' (2006, KMT Press, Bhutan). …

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